WEHI-231 (ATCC® CRL-1702)

Organism: Mus musculus, mouse  /  Cell Type: B lymphocyte, immature  /  Disease: B cell lymphoma

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Organism Mus musculus, mouse
Cell Type B lymphocyte, immature
Product Format frozen
Morphology lymphoblast
Culture Properties suspension, multicell aggregates
Biosafety Level 1
Disease B cell lymphoma
Strain (BALB/c x NZB)F1
Applications This cell line is a suitable transfection host.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
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Derivation Mineral oil induced tumor in (BALB/c x NZB)F1 mice
Genes Expressed
immunoglobulin
Comments
WEHI-231 cells do not secrete IgM into medium unless stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (0.01 to 3 μg/mL). Tested and found negative for ectromelia virus (mousepox).
Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium, Catalog No. 30-2002. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: 2-mercaptoethanol to a final concentration of 0.05 mM; fetal bovine serum to a final concentration of 10%.
Subculturing
Optimum culture recovery from a frozen vial is in a T25 flask at a density between 2 to 5 X 105 viable cells/mL. If recovered at 5 X 105 viable cells/mL, media will need to be added to the culture within the first 3 days, before the density reaches 1 X 106 viable cells/mL, at which point the viability drops drastically.
After cells recover, expansions can be done at 1 X 105 viable cells/mL by adding media to decrease the cell concentration.
This cell line forms tight clusters of viable cells accompanied by some single non-viable cells plus debris in suspension. With increased growth the clusters become larger. As the cell density nears 1 X 106 cells/mL, the single (non-clustered) and non-viable cells increase along with the amount of debris.
At subculture, break up clusters by gentle pipetting.
Established cultures can be grown in T75 flasks.
Subcultivation Ratio: Add fresh medium every 2 to 3 days (depending on cell density)
Medium Renewal: Every 2 to 3 days
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: culture medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Culture Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 37°C
Isotype IgM , IgM (surface)
Population Doubling Time about 20 hours
Name of Depositor NL Warner, LL Lanier
References

Boyd AW, et al. The regulation of growth and differentiation of a murine B cell lymphoma. I. Lipopolysaccharide induced differentiation. J. Immunol. 126: 2461-2465, 1981. PubMed: 6785355

Lanier LL, Warner NL. Cell cycle related heterogeneity of Ia antigen expression on a murine B lymphoma cell line:analysis by flow cytometry. J. Immunol. 126: 626-631, 1981. PubMed: 6969756

Gutman GA, et al. Immunoglobulin production by murine B-lymphoma cells. Clin. Immunol. Immunopathol. 18: 230-244, 1981. PubMed: 6781803

mineral oil induced tumor in (BALB/c x NZB)F1 mice

To secrete IgM into the medium, these cells need to be stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (0.01 to 3 mcg/ml).

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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References

Boyd AW, et al. The regulation of growth and differentiation of a murine B cell lymphoma. I. Lipopolysaccharide induced differentiation. J. Immunol. 126: 2461-2465, 1981. PubMed: 6785355

Lanier LL, Warner NL. Cell cycle related heterogeneity of Ia antigen expression on a murine B lymphoma cell line:analysis by flow cytometry. J. Immunol. 126: 626-631, 1981. PubMed: 6969756

Gutman GA, et al. Immunoglobulin production by murine B-lymphoma cells. Clin. Immunol. Immunopathol. 18: 230-244, 1981. PubMed: 6781803

mineral oil induced tumor in (BALB/c x NZB)F1 mice

To secrete IgM into the medium, these cells need to be stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (0.01 to 3 mcg/ml).